from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An island of southeast Egypt in the Nile River below the First Cataract near Aswan. In ancient times it was a military post guarding the southern frontier of Egypt. The Elephantine papyruses, dating from the fifth century B.C., were discovered here in 1903.
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- proper n. An island in the river Nile.
- adj. Of, from, or pertaining to Elephantine or the Elephantine people.
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